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Month: September 2014

Saturday 20th September – Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships

Saturday 20th September – Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships

Captain Liam Dunne reports: It’s not always easy to work up the enthusiasm to travel long distances for a 6km run in the afternoon and compete against the creme de la creme of northern athletics. In the past we have struggled to get all our best runners available to compete in these type of events, this year we probably had the best twelve runners from the club but unfortunately one member went down with illness on the day of the…

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Sunday 14th September – Spen Greenway 10k

Sunday 14th September – Spen Greenway 10k

Report from Mark Hall: I did the Spen 10 kms race yesterday. The race is run on a former railway line (now tarmac). It is 5k out turn around a marshal and 5k back, not too exciting. The course is not flat as it drags up for the first half and down for the 2nd half. I ran the entire race on my own as I did not start fast enough to get in the front group. The conditions were…

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Sunday 14th September – Garstang Half-Marathon

Sunday 14th September – Garstang Half-Marathon

Julian Mawson hasn’t lost his magic as he takes third spot in the Garstang Half-Marathon. His time of 1:20:17 also earned him the MV40 prize. The winner was James Hilton (Wigan Phoenix) in 1:15:49, second was Tim Raynes (1:19:38), and the first lady in 35th place overall was Jayne Taylor (Wigan Harriers) in 1:32:43, who also took the FV50 prize. There 135 finishers. Full results and course route.

Sunday 14th September – The Yorkshireman

Sunday 14th September – The Yorkshireman

Report from Lisa Maughan: To say that I was nervous about this race is a bit of an understatement, I was petrified! My hamstring has been niggling me this week, I had only recced the first half of the course and I had never done the distance off road before. I decided to go steady and use it as a training run. I actually felt really good until mile 17, when I crashed badly, but I quickly realised I hadn’t…

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Saturday 13th September – Rombalds Romp – Fell v Trail

Saturday 13th September – Rombalds Romp – Fell v Trail

Two races in one, over similar distances and routes across Ilkley moor.  Otley’s Frank Beresford (trail) and Liam Dunne (trail), were first and second overall, in 44:16 & 46:29 respectively. Chris Miller, Harrogate AC first in the fell & 3rd overall, 47:51. First lady in the trail was Myra Jones, Valley Striders 13th in 54:06, the 1st in the fell is a little unclear from the results either Helen Beck, Wakefield 57:20, or Deborah Gowans, Accrington, 57:21.  See full results here and lots…

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Saturday 13th September – Park Runs

Saturday 13th September – Park Runs

A quite weekend this time for park running but a first for Jamil Parapia at Harrogate  in 16:07,  and followed by Lucy Mowat, 28:40 the first lady was Lisa Mawer, Wetherby 19:11. A little further north at Fountains Abbey Andy Ackroyd recorded a time of 22:23.  1st was Mark Lambell, West End Runners, 17:23 and 1st Lady was Heather Halliday, Bedale & Aiskew 20:06

Tuesday 9th September – The Otley Dream Mile

Tuesday 9th September – The Otley Dream Mile

The first of the September track events at the Keighley track.  Despite several folk racing Half’s on Sunday there were still lots of good times recorded, including a couple of club records V50 for Mark Hall and V60 for Howard Jeffrey, see the club records here. 1. Frank Beresford 4:57,  2. Tom Midgley 5:09,  3. Mark Hall 5:11,  4. Howard Jeffrey 6:01,  5. Stephen Boddy 6:10,  6. Andy Webster 6:32,  7. John Cowan 6:37,  8. Jacqueline Ackroyd 6:50,  9. Richard…

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Runner of The Month – August 2014

Runner of The Month – August 2014

This month the Otley AC club committee has voted to elect Mark Hall to be the Runner of the Month for August 2014. Mark has been in splendid form and has continued to show his effervescent nature through August and into early September. In August Mark finished 9th at Askern 10mile & 4th at Burnsall 10mile.   Well done Mark!

Saturday 6th September – Sport Chevin Family Activity Day

Saturday 6th September – Sport Chevin Family Activity Day

Ian Broadbent writes: The first Sports Chevin Family Activity Day was held with the aim of raising awareness for the campaign to bring sports facilities for all to Otley. Several hundred people attended events including hockey, cycling, football, tug of war, javelin and two runs. There was a 2.5k and 5k run with the results below. This event will be repeated in the spring so let’s get behind it as a club and do all we can to help Tony…

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